Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bern Porter | Here Comes Everybody's Don't Book

Bern Porter
Here Comes Everybody's Don't Book
South Harpswell, USA: Dog Ear Press, 1984.
[unpaginated], 11.2 x 8.8 x 1.2", paperback
Edition size unknown

More than 400 pages of Porter's found art and visual poetry, mostly collaged interdictions from magazines and catalogues: “don’t let infants play with balloons”, “don’t wait on tomorrow”, “don’t bet on the rain”, “don’t rub it in, lift it out”, and “please don’t sit this one out”.  

Here Comes Everybody’s Don’t Book was originally conceived of as part of a seven-part series of Founds, alongside Found Poems, The Book of Do’s, and Sweet End. The last three books, The Book of Light, The Devil’s Wishbone, and The Porter Book remain unpublished.

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